KVM Switch

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by WarEagle, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. WarEagle macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    I have a Macbook and I also have a Windows PC. I would like to use my Macbook on my LCD Panel that I also use for my Windows PC. I only need it to switch over the video, not keyboard or mouse. I would like to use DVI since both computers have DVI. The DVI KVM are quite a bit more then the VGA KVM. I only need a 2port as of now, but I am looking to get a Mac desktop in about 6 months so might need a 4port if the price is not bad. Any help with what to look for would be nice. I doesnt have to be a KVM as long as I can switch between my 2 DVI computers.
  2. rgates2000 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2006
    Sammamish, WA
    Hi WarEagle,

    I am currently using the Avocent Switchview DVI which is pretty flaky. It is the only 4 port switchbox I've seen that supports 1920x1200 and is under $500.00, but after testing it with the CoreDuo MBP I had, I can say I wouldn't recommend it as it seems to only work with the MBP open.

    I bought mine from the following site:


    They have the biggest selection of KVM switchboxes I've seen online, so hopefully that will get you started. I'm curious what you decide on and how well it works for you since I am looking for a better solution when my Core 2 Duo MBP arrives in November.

    Good Luck!


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